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Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)

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120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

A look at the music career of musician James Brown beginning with his first hit song, "Please, Please, Please," in 1956.
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Updated Oct 27, 2014

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Apr 27, 2014 (United States)

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James Brown
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Louis Jordan
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Little Richard
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Questlove
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Dick Gregory
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Stokely Carmichael
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H. Rap Brown
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Kevin White
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Louis B. Lyons
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Don Warden
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Mike Douglas
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Richard Nixon
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Jim Wipkee
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Michael Jackson
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Prince
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7.4 / 10 | 1,291 votes